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Notable New Releases

Where The Wild Things Are
After years of anticipation, Spike Jonze's vision absolutely lived to my expectations. It is a beautiful film about childhood. Jim Henson's costumes, Karen O's music, Max Record's lead performance, the surprisingly dark script, and Jonze's loose direction all come together to form a pitch-perfect portrait of the isolation and imagination of a kid. It is a film that I will continue to revisit for years to come.

Extras include:

  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life Short Film
  • HBO First Look
  • Maurice and Spike
  • Max and Spike
  • The Records Family
  • Carter Burwell
  • The Absurd Difficulty of Filming a Dog
  • The Big Prank
  • The Kids Take Over the Picture
  • Vampire Attack


Ponyo
It's Miyazaki. Buy it.

Extras include:

  • Meet Ponyo
  • Storyboard Experience Picture-in-Picture track
  • The World of Ghibli - Behind the Studio
  • The World of Ghibli - Enter the Lands Interactive Tour

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Gentlemen Broncos
Missed this one in theaters, but the combination of quirky director Jared Hess, Flight of the Conchords member Jermaine Clement, and Sam Rockwell at his silliest make it a must have.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • One Nutty Movie: Behind the Scenes of Gentlemen Broncos
  • 16 mini-documentaries featuring the cast of Gentlemen Broncos (BD Exclusive)


Alice
This Syfy channel mini-series in the vein of Tin Man looks interesting and co-stars the awesome Tim Curry. No extras so a rental is the way to go.

The Neverending Story Blu-ray
Bastian Bux in Blu! Sadly no extras but still worth it for the movie itself.

Clash of the Titans (1981) Blu-ray
The original stop-motion spectacle. Check it out before you see the CG-filled remake. I love Harryhausen and can't wait to see this remastered version.

Extras include:

  • A Conversation with Ray Harryhausen
  • Myths and Monsters Gallery


The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Blu-ray
A must-own martial arts classic, now in high-def.

Extras include:

  • Commentary with RZA of Wu-Tang Clan and film critic Andy Klein
  • Interview with Gordon Lui
  • Shaolin - A Hero Birthplace
  • Interview with RZA, Andy Klein, and David Chute
  • Concert Video for Wu-Tang Clan's Gravel Pit